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D-B band finishes 3rd in Class 3A, falls short of finals at BOA Grand Nationals

D-B band finishes 3rd in Class 3A, falls short of finals at BOA Grand Nationals

November 16th, 2013 6:10 pm by Staff Report

Unfortunately, the stellar performance wasn't enough to propel the Tribe into the elite field of 12 finalists slated to compete for the national title.

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Kingsport BOE presents wish list to lawmakers

Kingsport BOE presents wish list to lawmakers

November 15th, 2013 11:27 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools leaders backed common core standards, taxing authority for special school districts and keeping local control over schools while opposing vouchers and elected superintendents during a legislative luncheon Friday.

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D-B band advances to semifinals at BOA Grand Nationals

D-B band advances to semifinals at BOA Grand Nationals

November 15th, 2013 10:04 pm by Staff report

More than 90 bands from 19 states started preliminary competition at the national event. On Saturday, Dobyns-Bennett will continue its quest for the grand national title in the semifinal round of competition.

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Bluff City Middle School students collect items for church food pantry

Bluff City Middle School students collect items for church food pantry

November 15th, 2013 2:07 pm by Rachael Barnett, community contributor

“It's important to give to a food drive so people who don't have enough to eat will have enough. ” -- Eden Wimer, eighth grade

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Kingsport BOE's Lodal honored by TSBA, elected to board

Kingsport BOE's Lodal honored by TSBA, elected to board

November 15th, 2013 10:04 am by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

Kingsport City Schools announced Friday that Board of Education Vice-President Susan Lodal has been selected as the recipient of the Tennessee School Boards Association Ambassadors for Education Certified and Master Ambassador Awards.

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Hawkins County’s state report card scores are among its best ever

Hawkins County’s state report card scores are among its best ever

November 15th, 2013 12:18 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Although its leaders know there is still room for improvement, Hawkins County Schools will be celebrating one of its best state report cards ever, scoring straight B’s in academic achievement for grades 3-8.

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State report card gives straight A’s across the board to Rogersville City School

State report card gives straight A’s across the board to Rogersville City School

November 15th, 2013 12:04 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Principal Rhonda Winstead said RCS administrators and faculty are pleased with their academic achievement and value added growth scores from the 2013 school year. “Academic achievement scores allow RCS students to show what they know.”

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D-B competing for Bands of America Grand National Champion

D-B competing for Bands of America Grand National Champion

November 14th, 2013 3:53 pm by Rick Wagner

The Dobyns-Bennett High School marching band will be in Indiana Friday competing for the Grand National Champion title in the Bands of America.

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Some states move to save cursive in the classroom

Some states move to save cursive in the classroom

November 14th, 2013 7:53 am by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

In years gone by, cursive helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate. But now, in the digital age, people are increasingly communicating by computer and smartphone. No handwritten signature necessary.

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Education officials say new Report Card website more user friendly

Education officials say new Report Card website more user friendly

November 13th, 2013 11:16 pm by Rick Wagner

The Report Card, which is at www.tn.gov/education/reportcard/, includes mostly previously released information about academic performance and other indicators for public schools statewide. It also includes links to past performance.

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